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Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
I'll have more to say on this later... but for now I just want to thank our listeners and my teammates who have sent me so much love and support today. I really appreciate y'all from the bottom of my heart😭❤️
 
Wow!
Canada, an unstoppable force as a major country raising the global ceiling on vaccinations, now >65% 1st doses
cbc.ca/news/health/ca… @CBC
by @markgollom w/ @BogochIsaac and @KindrachukJason pic.twitter.com/AU7wRicM87
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
In reply to @emilykwong1234
#thanksMaddie: For hiring me. For taking a chance on a reporter with no advanced science training. For centering BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and historically marginalized voices. For building this space for us. I didn’t think I belonged in science. You showed me I was wrong.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
First in line for the Library of Congress on “opening day” for the performing arts reading room. My first time inside a library in 15 months! Note ⁦@TheHuntington⁩ mask.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Breaking: @SecBecerra announces that *more than one million* people in the U.S. have selected #healthcare plans with premiums of $10 or less since April 1. #AffordableCare
 
WOW. This is so crazy, and miraculously sounded great. Props to @scottdetrow @NPRMichel and ALL the staff that made them sound great.
I know some of you are wondering what the heck was up @NPRWeekend today. It was a day unlike any I've experienced. Simple answer: multiple system failures, including audio routing and playback, scripts, email. Things started melting down in the 30 minutes leading up to the show.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
I cannot explain how important it is that the Pulitzer Prize Committee awarded its Special Citation to Darnella Frazier for the video she took of George Floyd’s death at the hands of the murderer Derek Chauvin. poynter.org/business-work/…
Here are the winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes - Poynter
poynter.org
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
“This might be the worst approval decision that the F.D.A. has made that I can remember,” said Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who submitted his resignation Thursday....” nytimes.com/2021/06/10/hea…
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Working together, @GLIDEsf , @codetenderloin @SFCHC415 & @ucsfbhhi vaccinated ~ 100 ppl in the TL today--by bringing vaccines to the streets. Even in SF, nearing herd immunity, there are many unvax. To protect all, we need to take vaccines to where ppl are. It's that simple.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Are you a woman in biomedicine or aspiring to be one? Do you support the advancement of #WomenInSTEMM? Check the @NIH “Women in Science” website for information on programs, grants, career development resources & career flexibility initiatives. go.usa.gov/xsHsP
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
After becoming a manager during the pandemic, @priskaneely knew she had to be “extra intentional” about onboarding her remote employees. Here are her tips for setting expectations and giving new staffers a head start. current.org/2021/06/follow…
Follow this onboarding checklist to set your team up for success
current.org
 
PLEASE WRITE IT
The political messages of fashion. (I could write a book)...
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Any effort by the government to drive health care prices down -- whether it's through negotiation of drug prices or a public option -- requires some kind of leverage to bring industry to the table.

Otherwise, it amounts to little more than saying "pretty please."
 
Wow.
...and COVID widened this gap
Our analysis found the U.S. lost 3.6M additional potential years of life before age 75 due to COVID in 2020. 2X more per capita than next peer country, and 14 yrs lost per life in the U.S. vs. 8 yrs in peer countries on avg

healthsystemtracker.org/brief/covid-19…
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Shortening life expectancy:

We tolerate unconscionable poverty &

We're fat (tho less early mortality)

We're violent/armed (incr in mortality at younger age) &

We're depressed/addicted

Better social policy (less than major change in clinical health policy) is needed
 
 
Solidarity!
Today, the workers of The Atlantic are unionizing.

The Atlantic has treated and compensated me extremely well, and I’m joining @theatlunion in solidarity, to ensure that ALL of my amazing colleagues can say the same. We are stronger together.

 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Good read. I loved the Beauty Myth when it came out but haven’t revisited it since then.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Psssst @19thnews needs a public ed reporter and you should apply!

(DMs are open if you want to ask about anything, including who on staff has the correct opinions about pie)

19thnews.org/19th-news-educ…
Apply to be The 19th's Education Reporter | The 19th
19thnews.org
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
Today, our fierce but scrappy ⁦@ucsfbhhi⁩ ⁦⁦@codetenderloin⁩ teams did 42 COVID vaccines on the streets of Tenderloin w amazing help of ⁦@UCSFHospitals⁩ (who did many more at local park) Grateful for the partnership & chance to bring vaccines to where ppl are
 
In reply to @selenasd
As a volunteer contact tracer at my local health department from March to October 2020, you nailed it in this article. Your analysis matches my exact experience in Pennsylvania.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
In reply to @selenasd
As a volunteer contact tracer at my local health department from March to October 2020, you nailed it in this article. Your analysis matches my exact experience in Pennsylvania.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
My guess is that this is largely related to the slow & unwieldy @CDCgov clearance process (which has gone to a whole new level of insanity w/ COVID).

This paper has probably been in the works for ≥ 4w (before the May data was available).

But, it further propagates mistrust.
 
THIS
In reply to @BrianCCastrucci
We also have no public health lobby. Alcohol has a lobby. Guns has a lobby. Health care has a lobby. But, not health. Health is an afterthought. Prevention is broken into disease-based silos - heart disease, diabetes, etc. - rather than addressing their common causes. 15/18 pic.twitter.com/ukqtOOl5pg
 
A little over a year ago, I wondered how many contact tracers there were in the U.S. I couldn’t find the number anywhere.

So I sat on the bed in my sister-in-law’s childhood bedroom and emailed and called all 50 state health departments to find out.

The answer? 11,142.
Replying to @selenasd
This is the sixth — and likely last — contact tracing survey with the brilliant people @JHSPH_CHS A year after the largest scale-up of contact tracing in U.S. history, how’d it go? And what’s next now that there’s finally money on the table? npr.org/sections/healt…
 
A little over a year ago, I wondered how many contact tracers there were in the U.S. I couldn’t find the number anywhere.

So I sat on the bed in my sister-in-law’s childhood bedroom and emailed and called all 50 state health departments to find out.

The answer? 11,142.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
One day after rounds I had this intense urge to #doubledutch like I did every summer day as a kid.

Yup.

And so, after a quick Google search, I found a place to do just that—with strangers. Damn, it was fun. (And I still had mad skills.)

Get busy living, y’all. Happy Thursday.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
So, I married an ER doc...

PROS: expert-level care for dislocated elbows, lacerated eyelids, & removal of stitches (yep, all the same kid 🤦🏾‍♂️)

CONS: I woke up this morning to her doing a jaw-thrust maneuver on me because I was *allegedly* snoring (see below)

Y’all ain’t right
 
Happy pride everyone 🌈🦄🏳️‍🌈
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
I'm v lucky to have @emilykwong1234 as my dear colleague & friend. If you know her, you know what I mean.

She's learning Mandarin Chinese as an adult & sharing the journey. Come for the cute kid pics of her & her dad. Stay for their powerful conversation. youtu.be/eC7vSGtsOeY
 
Why why why @verizonfios do I have to run this troubleshooter to fix my internet like once a week?
 
I was on Meet the Press today! Let me tell you why that meant the world to me. I grew up spending summers with my grandparents and on Sundays, my grandpa would watch the McLaughlin Group and then he would watch Meet the Press
 
Man, this girl really has been hustling all her life. pic.twitter.com/h9CsClU4FH
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
This dream team did 23 vaccines on the streets of the TL today!
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
In which @RickABright and I express concern about CDC's new approach to tracking breakthrough cases. While it's OK to prioritize severe cases, I think CDC should continue to sequence a systematic random sample of non-severe breakthrough cases as well.

npr.org/sections/healt…
 
Hey everyone, got some news to share. ⬇️
 
In reply to @leonardkl
Oh I thought it was a very coy announcement 🤣
Replying to @selenasd @leonardkl
We had a guess the day the baby arrives game (my dad won and will never let us forget it), a guess who from their baby picture game which was very fun, and I think that’s it? It was super fun.
 
In reply to @selenasd
My sister is the pregnant one! :)
Replying to @leonardkl
Oh I thought it was a very coy announcement 🤣
 
OK everyone I'm planning my first baby shower this summer and I need tips. What do you wish you had done differently? What fun ideas do you have? I have no idea what I'm doing but generally I like planning parties.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
This week, the 7-day rolling average of cases in the U.S. has dropped below 25K for the first time since June 2020.

Watch COVID cases from January through mid-May.
 
I’m so excited to meet these brilliant humans who I’ll be spending a year with! Follow them! I just did.
 
Yes.
In reply to @TonyaMosley
Great picture! Curious. Is everyone that works at NPR exceptionally attractive? Asking for a friend.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
My statement on my termination from The Associated Press.
 
This is really a philosophical question worth considering.
 
Yes, thanks to everyone!
Thank you to AHCJ @andrewnsmiley and @CDCgov for excellent CDCfellowship - 34 presenters and great questions by these journalists @SujataBerry @Hilarx @jessiehellmann @MNT_Yella @Pien_Huang @SerenaMarsh @LauraSanthanam @selenasd @MikeStobbe @emily_woodruff_ @EmmaYas24
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
NEW: We have two analyses out today about lowering the Medicare age.
First analysis illustrates the potential for big cost savings in employer health plans if older adults move to Medicare. That savings could translate to lower premiums and/or higher wages healthsystemtracker.org/brief/how-lowe…
How Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age Might Affect Employer-Sponsored Insurance Costs - Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker
healthsystemtracker.org
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
I fear that we are reverting to viewing COVID-19 as an INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL CARE issue

instead of understanding that it remains a COLLECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH issue

and demands continued comprehensive public health responses.

Our narrow focus on the individual continues to harm us.
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
I am so proud of the #NPRShortWave team who shows up every single day to make this show. And of course, our listeners. Thanks nerds!

@rebeccalramirez , @bnhanson, @thomasuylu, @ggrayson, Viet Le, @emilykwong1234, @RashaAridi, @travlinscientst & the greater science desk
 
Selena Simmons-Duffin Retweeted ·  
• Does CDC's new mask guidance change your local rules?
• What about going to the grocery store? Or school?
• How do you know people around you are fully vaccinated?
You've got questions. We've got answers.
npr.org/sections/healt…
 
 
 
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